AG Lite - lightweight heat sinks
Heat sink with “zipperfins” assembled on an Aluminum – Graphite composite base. (13 words)
These solutions are particularly interesting when the weight of the heat sink and, therefore, of the entire unit, plays a decisive role in the application (typically when there are moving parts, installation in hard-to-reach places, etc).
AG-Lite is a heat sink made by attaching a pure aluminum finned pack to a composite base obtained by combining aluminum molecules with graphite structures: the result is an alloy with mechanical features comparable to aluminum, lighter weight, and thermal conductivity quite close to copper!
The main advantages are:
- option of reducing the weight of an existing copper solution up to 60%;
- mechanical workability with tool machines, thanks to the aluminum that prevents the extreme fragility that pure graphite would have.